Chavisa Woods with Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore
Chavisa Woods returns to Seattle tonight to read from a memoir of personal vignettes, 100 Times: A Memoir of Sexism (Seven Stories), in which she presents one hundred true, personal stories of sexism, harassment, discrimination, and assault. Recounting her experiences with gender-based discrimination, unsolicited groping, and sexual violence--beginning in childhood, through the present--the author lays out clear and unflinching vignettes that build in intensity as the number of times grows. Individually, and especially taken as a whole, these stories amount to powerful proof that sexual violence and discrimination are never just one-time occurrences, but part of a constant battle women and non-binary people face every day. She appears in conversation with Seattle writer and activist Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore, the author of Sketchtasy and the Lambda Literary Award winning memoir, The End of San Francisco, among other books. Her next book, The Freezer Door, about desire and its impossibility in this very neighborhood, will be published in 2020.